ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 3-8-0-0 record (2-1-0-0 at home, 1-7-0-0 on the road, 1-0-0 in overtime)...After tonight's game, the ICE return home to host CALGARY October 24 before visiting SPOKANE October 25.
ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 24 players (two goaltenders, eight defensemen and 14 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, eight 1995-born players, five 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and three 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has eight first-year players on its roster.
DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 29-26-9-2 lifetime record versus SASKATOON (15-12-5-1 at home, 14-14-4-1 on the road, 3-5-7 in overtime)...The ICE posted a 3-1-0-0 record against the BLADES during the 2013-14 season (1-1-0-0 at home, 2-0-0-0 on the road)...Forward RIVER BEATTIE scored his first career WHL goal October 21 at PRINCE ALBERT…Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN recorded his first career WHL shutout (34 saves) October 18 versus REGINA...HOFLIN is ranked second among WHL goaltenders in saves with 294…Defenseman TROY MURRAY scored his first career WHL goal October 18 against the PATS...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU appeared in his 200th career WHL regular season game October 18 versus REGINA...For the second consecutive year, DESCHENEAU has been named to TEAM WHL for the 2014 SUBWAY SUPER SERIES November 10 in SASKATOON and November 11 in BRANDON...DESCHENEAU is one point shy of 200 career regular season points.
INJURIES: Forward TIM BOZON will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup day to day with a lower body injury...Forward JON MARTIN will be out of the ICE lineup one to two weeks with an upper body injury...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV will be out of the KOOTENAY line up one to two weeks with a lower body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 11 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 5-5-1-0, after 12 games 6-5-1-0 and after 13 games 6-5-2-0.
DRAFTED PLAYERS: TIM BOZON - Montreal Canadiens (3rd Round, 2012 NHL Draft), RINAT VALIEV - Toronto Maple Leafs (3rd Round, 2014 NHL Draft), JAEDON DESCHENEAU - St. Louis Blues (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TANNER FAITH – Minnesota Wild (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft).